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  • *To sell TV plant, license Aquos brand to China's Hisense. TOKYO, July 31- Japan's Sharp Corp on Friday announced it was exiting the TV business in the Americas to shore up its finances, after booking a deeper-than-expected quarterly loss on weak smartphone display sales. The company, which sought a bank-led bailout in May, said it would sell its TV manufacturing...

  • Taiwan stocks down, in line with regional bourses Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 10:03 PM ET

    TAIPEI, July 27- Taiwan stocks fell on Monday, in line with regional markets and Wall Street, ahead of a Federal Reserve rate meeting later this week. Leading chipmakers including world's No.1 chip packaging and testing firm Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc and memory chip maker Inotera Memories Inc led declines, falling 2.5 and 2.89 percent,...

  • Many businesses cheer the plans, which they say will help make India a manufacturing hub. Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, plans to set up 12 new factories in India and employ one million workers. Like many other low-margin businesses in India, garment makers will gain from increased flexibility to hire, and fire,...

  • *Firm supplies OLED screens to LG Electronics, Apple. SEOUL, July 23- LG Display Co Ltd said on Thursday it will invest nearly $1 billion to build a fourth organic light-emitting diode display factory, pinning its future firmly on the high-end next-generation technology. "LG Display's investment will help pioneer future display technologies such as foldable...

  • Taiwan stocks fall; Apple suppliers down again Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 9:29 PM ET

    TAIPEI, July 23- Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday, weighed by Apple Inc's suppliers for a second day after the iPhone maker's fourth-quarter revenue forecast fell short of estimates and it missed some targets for iPhone sales. Declines were led by Apple suppliers, including contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, which fell 1 percent, and...

  • TAIPEI, July 21- Taiwan stocks edged up on Tuesday as investors remained cautious, with some tech exporters trading flat after the island's export orders fell for a third straight month in June. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's No.1 contract chip maker, added 0.7 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.142 to T $31.200 per U.S. dollar.

  • Taiwan stocks rise; tech heavyweights gain Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 9:38 PM ET

    TAIPEI, July 20- Taiwan stocks rose 0.3 percent on Monday, led higher by heavyweights such as TSMC as market sentiment was bolstered by gains in other regional bourses. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's top contract chip maker, jumped 0.7 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.195 to T $31.117 per U.S. dollar.

  • As China gets pricey, Foxconn plans big move in India Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 1:30 AM ET

    Foxconn plans to expand in India, building 12 factories and employing 1M workers amid rising costs and labor disputes in China, the FT reports.

  • MUMBAI, June 11- Foxconn Technology is in talks to manufacture Apple's iPhone in India, government officials said, in a move that could lower prices in the world's No.3 smartphone market where the U.S. firm trails Samsung Electronics and local players. India could help Foxconn mitigate accelerating wage inflation in China, where it makes the majority of iPhones,...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 10- One of the largest companies to manufacture solar panels in the United States uses a surprising resource to keep costs low and compete against producers from China: prison labor. Suniva Inc, a Georgia- based solar cell and panel maker that is backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, farms out a small portion of its manufacturing to federal inmates as...

  • GUIYANG, China May 26- Taiwan's Foxconn Technology, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, is aiming to develop 10-12 facilities in India, including factories and data centers, by 2020, Chairman Terry Gou said on Tuesday. The announcement makes Foxconn the latest tech powerhouse to set its sights on the world's second-most populous nation.

  • GUIYANG, China, May 26- Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, is aiming to develop 10-12 facilities in India, including factories and data centres, by 2020, company Chairman Terry Gou said on Tuesday. The company could spend a "few billion dollars" on developing the facilities, said Gou, whose company's listed...

  • SEOUL, April 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is set to spend at least another 10 trillion won to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, a 64 percent increase over announced investment plans, domestic online news service MoneyToday reported. The plans for the new plant, which will be located in Pyeongtaek south of Seoul, has led to some worries about the...

  • SEOUL, April 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest at least another 10 trillion won to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, news service MoneyToday reported on Thursday without citing sources. Samsung has already announced a 15.6 trillion won investment to build the plant in Pyeongtaek south of Seoul, its biggest commitment to a single...

  • SEOUL, April 21- U.S. chip maker Qualcomm Inc plans to have its next-generation Snapdragon 820 mobile processors manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, tech news website Re/code reported, citing unnamed sources. The report, dated April 20, did not say whether Qualcomm was looking at other manufacturers for the 820 processor besides Samsung.

  • China's incredible shrinking factory Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    HUIZHOU, China, April 17- Eight years ago, Pascal Lighting employed about 2,000 workers on a leafy campus in southern China. Cankun, an appliances factory in southern China featured in the documentary Manufactured Landscapes, had more than 22,000 manufacturing employees in 2005, according to its annual report. Some Hong Kong- owned factories in southern China...

  • *Forecast comes after client Qualcomm's chips dropped by Samsung. TAIPEI, April 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd on Thursday said revenue is likely to fall in the second quarter from the first, due in part to the loss of business at one of its key customers. The forecast comes a week after rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it used its own chips in its...

  • *Chips from client Qualcomm dropped by Samsung. TAIPEI, April 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd reported a 65 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Thursday, beating analyst estimates, boosted by strong sales of iPhones from main client Apple Inc.. Company-watchers are skittish about the firm's future as competition intensifies to produce...

  • Manufacturing Not Seeing Employment Gains Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    A worker at a factory operated by Alcoa.

    Despite the improvement in the overall jobs picture in the U.S—as non-farm payrolls grew by 195,000 in June—employment in American manufacturing is still bleak.

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    As firms like Foxconn shift factories away from higher-cost centers, they are discovering that workers in new locations across China are not as abundant as they had expected, prompting multinationals and their suppliers to use millions of teenage students from vocational and technical schools on assembly lines.